As fall turns to winter this year, the stories about elected officials doing their work (or not) may ignore the holiday break. It could be so bad that families feel compelled to keep television news blaring throughout
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gotten almost a dozen senior officials convicted or pleading guilty to various crimes, so we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this administration believes that most sentences are too long.
Some local residents think nobody should be allowed to keep chickens without first getting permission from their neighbors. I was never a fan of NIMBY (“Not In My Back Yard”), but now we’re approaching NIYBY — Not
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In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from grabbing too much power. But this is a different problem. One branch has collapsed, so the other branches lean in and step up
We barely remember how to shuffle our feet against a mat before entering the house. We’ve been beating the dust off them instead. Except for metaphors, we haven't considered mud for months.
We witness pure joy. It appears during competition — but it actually comes from the learning. Mastery is deeply satisfying. That satisfaction cannot be hidden.
In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from taking too much power. But what we’re seeing now is different. When one branch collapses, the other branches lean in and step up
The rain (or lack thereof) does not fall equally on the just and the unjust. The dismay Kristen feels is not distributed equally across the political spectrum.
No one disputes that conservation should be encouraged. Pricing structures shape public behavior. Habits are harder to change than rates. As things stand, the champions of conservation pay nearly double the per-unit rate as those who use
This diversity is not about virtue. It’s about surviving and thriving in all sorts of different political environments. It has nothing to do with identity politics or group entitlements.